Monthly Archives: March 2012

VILLAGE VISIT

My true education started when I became a teacher, and I discovered my ignorance.  Fortunately I was not assigned the task of teaching a roomful of children their prescribed lessons from a prescribed syllabus. My first job in 1969 was … Continue reading

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Udai Pareek, a friend and mentor

Udai Pareek, a Friend and Mentor It was a balmy day in February 2010. We were enjoying the beautiful ambience of the ECC campus in Whitefield, its tall trees and birdsong  were a welcome oasis amidst the noise and bustle … Continue reading

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BREAKFAST AT TEENMURTI HOUSE

I had returned to India in 1954 after two years of study at Briarcliff College, New York, and was enjoying home food, the winter sun in the gardens of Delhi, and a welcome respite from study.  It was December. I … Continue reading

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Looking Inwards : An X-Ray

My maternal grandfather Dr. Kesava Pai was determined to become a doctor despite parental opposition. He was supported by his teachers at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, who persuaded his parents. He finally left home to travel to Madras where he … Continue reading

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Guest Relations

Coming from the hot sun into the cool lobby of a five star hotel is a relief. As I walk in I am greeted by a smartly dressed young woman seated at a table with a sign that said Guest  … Continue reading

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